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Admissions

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Your Next Steps


Shadow at Chesterton

  • Prospective students are encouraged to spend a full shadow day at Chesterton Academy.

  • Students are paired with an Ambassador to experience our classes and joyful atmosphere.

  • Contact our office to schedule a time that's convenient for you.

Attend an Open House 

  • Parents and students are invited to attend an Open House at our campus.

  • You'll meet our faculty and students, learn about our curriculum, and explore our sports and other student activities.

  • RSVP for an Open House.

Apply and Enroll

  • Our application process is completed online through TADS.

  • November 8, 2019 - priority deadline

  • After the online application is complete, our headmaster will meet one-on-one with you and your student to get to know you and answer any questions that you may have.

An Affordable Education


Tuition & Fees

Chesterton Academy is committed to offering an outstanding high school education at an affordable cost to families.

Tuition for the 2019-20 Academic Year
$7,800


Tuition Deposit - Non-refundable (applied to tuition)
$1,000

Student Fee
$350

Tuition does not cover the full cost of an education at Chesterton. We appreciate each family helping with fundraising efforts.

 

Financial Aid

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (Deadline: Apr. 20, 2020)
Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee participates in the WPCP. Our participation in this program does not change our religious and classical identity, mission, and integrated Catholic curriculum. Our application process of clearly identifying standards and expectations remains unchanged. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee Financial Assistance (Deadline: Feb. 7, 2020)
Tuition assistance is available to families who apply and qualify. Chesterton Academy utilizes the services of TADS to help us allocate fairly our limited aid dollars. An admissions application must be completed before being considered for aid. To complete the financial aid assessment, CLICK HERE and select Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee, Brookfield.
Tuition Tax Deduction
Parents/guardians are eligible for a maximum Wisconsin state income tax deduction of $10,000 per child in grades 9-12 for eligible payments made during the calendar year, regardless of income. If your student moves from 8th grade to high school in the same tax year, you may claim both elementary and high school tuition expenses for that tax year up to $10,000.

Placement Exam


 

All students are required to take a placement exam as part of the application and enrollment process. The placement exam is used as a diagnostic tool to ensure students are placed in the appropriate section of math, and to help identify areas of academic strengths and opportunities for growth.

Chesterton Academy administers the Scholastic Testing High School Placement Test as its placement exam for incoming freshmen. This is the same placement test used by other private high schools in the area. We accept a copy of test results from other schools.

 

Admissions Events

Frequently Asked Questions


Life at Chesterton Academy

+ Is Chesterton Academy a Catholic School?

We announce with great joy and thanksgiving that Archbishop Listecki has granted our petition and recognized Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee as a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as of June 20, 2019. We are most humbled and grateful for this recognition.

Chesterton Academy now becomes a part of the greater community of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese while maintaining our unique, classical identity, curriculum, and pedagogy. Recognized by our Archbishop, we can strengthen our connection to Catholic grade schools, high schools, parishes, priests, religious, and all the faithful as we pursue our mission to educate young people in the Catholic, classical, liberal arts tradition. We seek to conform students’ intellect and will to Jesus Christ. Chesterton Academy’s mission will be an important addition to the work of the other Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese.

+ What's your DAILY SCHEDULE?

The school day at Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee begins at around 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Students begin their day at a nearby church for daily Mass, with an opportunity for confession on Thursdays at 7:45 a.m. and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass on the first Friday of each month. Students are transported to the school via school bus for classes.

+ Do you accept TRANSFER STUDENTS?

Chesterton Academy welcomes transfer students each year who come from public, private, homeschool, and online high school environments. Our Academic Dean works closely with each transfer student to ensure their success as they transition to Chesterton.

+ What are your STUDENT BACKGROUNDS?

Our students come from a wide range of educational backgrounds, including parochial K-8 schools, public schools, charter schools, homeschool, and online high schools.

+ How much HOMEWORK is assigned?

Chesterton Academy works to limit assigned homework to two hours of homework per evening. We seek to be efficient in the learning process such that students have time in the evenings to spend with their family and to commit to extracurricular activities and after-school jobs. We also build the class schedule to include three free periods per week to accommodate our students. They may use this time to study or to take a break as needed.

Preparing for Your First Day

+ What is your SCHOOL UNIFORM?

School uniforms can be ordered online or by phone from Donald's Uniform: http://www.donaldsuniform.com. Donald’s has their best sale of the year in June!

Keep in mind:

  • Blazers are mandatory for Mass and certain events.
  • Choir uniform is required.
  • Skirts may take up to 10 weeks.
  • Skirts may be ordered with no hem and an open bottom to hem to length needed when used.
  • Skirt measurement is from waist to mid knee, and most girls will require the LONG version.
  • Ladies fitted white shirt tends to run smaller.
  • Men’s pants should use a dress pant waist measurement.
  • Price Sheet: http://www.donaldsuniform.com/skin/donalds_uniform/SchoolPage/ChestertonMilwaukee_PriceSheet.pdf or call 651-776-2723 or 1-800-728-8082 – Ext. 1

The uniform consists of:

Ladies:

  • White short-sleeve or long-sleeve oxford shirt (fitted or reg.)
  • Navy pleated skirt, to mid-knee
  • Navy knee-highs
  • Solid black/brown dress flat shoes
  • Navy V-neck sweater vest or long-sleeve pullover sweater with school monogram (optional)
  • Navy blazer with school monogram

Gentlemen:

  • White short-sleeve or long-sleeve oxford shirt
  • Khaki flat or pleated-front pants
  • Crew socks
  • Solid black leather dress shoe (various options)
  • Navy V-neck sweater vest or long-sleeve pullover sweater with school monogram (optional)
  • Navy blazer with school monogram
  • Gold/navy striped tie
  • Black belt

The uniform should be clean and in good condition. Girls’ skirts must be at the knee; girls should take measurements to compare to the sizing charts from Donald’s Uniform to determine whether to order the regular or long length, accommodating for some growth. All students need to purchase a blazer. Sweaters and vests are optional. The following items must be purchased from Donald’s Uniform: girls’ skirts and girls shirts (regular or fitted), boy’s pants, blazers, sweaters, vests, and ties. Boys may purchase comparable oxford cloth dress shirts, belts and socks from other retailers. Girls may purchase navy socks from other sources.

Hair should be clean, neatly groomed, and must be a natural color, with boys’ hair above the eyebrows, ears and collar. Boys should be clean-shaven with sideburns no longer than the middle of the ear. Girls may wear light, natural-looking make-up, and clear or light pink nail polish is allowed. For boys and girls, no visible tattoos or piercings are allowed except girls may wear one stud in each earlobe (matching). Simple chain necklace with a religious significance and/or a scapular may be worn under the shirt for girls and boys.

+ How is LUNCH provided?

Students bring their own cold lunch and may use school microwave to heat meals.

+ How are HOUSES assigned?

On a first day of school, new students are assigned by the headmaster and are welcomed by their new housemates. Siblings are typically assigned to the same house, unless otherwise requested. Once a house has been chosen for a student, they will remain in that house until they graduate.

+ What is the SUMMER READING requirement?

Chesterton students are required to read one classical work over the summer each year. Reading assignments and study guides are available online https://www.chestertonacademymke.org/students. All students will have a quiz on their assigned book within the first week of the school year in their literature class.

+ What SCHOOL SUPPLIES are needed?

The school supply list is released in July together with details on summer reading assignments.